Our dearest friends and supporters,
Since our founding in
2010, the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund (BPSF) has helped over 55
students with more than $70,000 in academic achievement scholarships,
leadership development opportunities, student internships and emergency
funding. With the love and support from our generous community members,
family and friends, our award amounts have grown from a $500 stipend to a
$3,000 scholarship! Drag Out Funny started as a small gathering in The
Root Cellar and, in seven years, has grown to our biggest, most
celebrated fundraising event of the year, raising over $10,000
consecutively for the last three years. We could not be more proud and
humbled by the love and support our Central Texas community has shown
Along with our organizational growth, comes the increase in our need for additional resources. We are looking to our on campus partners at Texas State University in ALLIANCE to assist with these efforts to build a sustainable structure. Moving forward, BPSF will be absorbed by ALLIANCE to provide needed support, structure, and resources to our students and community partners. This decision to collaborate will enable the LGBTQIA Endowed Scholarship to reach the full endowment level, guaranteeing scholarship opportunities for Bobcat students indefinitely!
Our Director of Student Programming, Madi Tabersmith, will continue to
stay involved on campus as she assumes the role of ALLIANCE President.
Our Executive Director, Jeanne Heinen, serves as an Assistant Director
of Development at Texas State and will help steward future fundraising
efforts as well as the cultivation of community partnerships.
Many of you may be wondering about Drag Out Funny - we don’t blame you! We are looking at all options, and welcome any ideas for collaboration to continue this fun and exciting tradition!
While BPSF may change, the need for your support will not. The Texas State University LGBTQIA Endowed Scholarship will continue to grow and help students for years to come. This scholarship is greatly reliant upon your continued commitment to our mission to support LGBTQIA Bobcat students.
Please direct your donations to:
Texas State University
ATTN: LGBTQIA Endowed Scholarship
Advancement Services, JCK 480
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
We have enjoyed working with the community to provide support to LGBTQIA Bobcats and are thrilled to help guarantee scholarship opportunities for Bobcat students indefinitely because of this collaboration. We warmly thank you for your support!
With Sincere Gratitude,
Board of Directors
Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund
For more information on ALLIANCE and LGBTQIA scholarship opportunities, please visit their website at: http://www.oea.txstate.edu/alliance/